TechConnect Innovation Program

Occlusive central venous catheter securement dressing

University of Kansas, KS, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This device is designed to significantly reduce the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections. Such infections result in excess mortality, prolonged length of hospital stay and significant financial losses to healthcare facilities.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This device utilizes tissue adhesive polymer to provide improved skin adhesion of the device (resistant to “rolling up” or displacement) and a far superior bacterial barrier over existing adhesive products. The device design also incorporates a novel, patented method to safely remove the device from the skin.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 13M - T

Website: www.kuic.ku.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners